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John was born on February 20th, 1733 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  John's father was Peter Colby and his mother was Mary Straw.  His maternal grandparents were John Straw and Lydia Sargent. He had two brothers and six sisters, named Peter, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, Lydia, Mary, Sarah, Dorothy and Judith.  He was the second oldest of the nine children.  He died at the age of 65 on June 26th, 1798 in Will.

John's first family with Marie-Josephte LaMare

‌John and Marie-Josephte were married in a religious ceremony on October 23rd, 1759 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  They had three sons and a daughter, named John, Peter, Jean Baptiste and Mary (Polly).

John's second family with Elizabeth

They had three sons and a daughter, named Gershom, Christopher, Reuben and Elizabeth.

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